Churchill offers complete peace of mind for you, and your family
Joyce Hobbs moved to her brand new retirement apartment in Hardy Lodge, Shaftesbury earlier this year. Now she’s closer to loved ones and enjoying her new lifestyle, and her family couldn’t be happier about it.
“When I lost my husband, and then my dog too, I felt completely lost,” says Joyce. “I came to see my daughter Michelle in Shaftesbury one day and was in the car just outside Hardy Lodge, when I thought ‘I wonder what it would be like to live here…’”
Joyce’s daughter Michelle remembers their first visit to view the development: “When Mum saw the pretty Owners’ Lounge here she thought this is the kind of thing she’d like to come and sit and enjoy. It was her that made all the decisions about moving and we just sort of went with what she wanted.”
“When we were younger my Mum and Dad lived in a lovely big house together,” recalls Michelle. “She would love to entertain us all. They did lots of things together, they lived in Africa and travelled all over the place. After Dad died things were different.
“My father had always done a lot of the maintenance on the house and I think to suddenly introduce a strange person to come and do it was a bit alien to Mum. We were also concerned that she might let somebody in that she shouldn’t. That was one of the contributing factors in wanting to move.”
Joyce’s granddaughter Natalie also lives nearby and along with her son Oliver – Joyce’s great-grandson – has enjoyed seeing more of her Nan since the move.
Joyce agrees: “My apartment is very nice. It has a little patio you can put pots on, and I don’t need to worry about the garden and getting the grass cut. It’s a lot easier and a lot more relaxing. The best thing about living at Hardy Lodge is the companionship, having things to do, and being close to my family.”
Joyce’s daughter Michelle also appreciated having the help of Churchill’s moving services to make sure everything went smoothly during the move. She says: “It took the pressure off of us not having to arrange removals and things like that. The whole process only took around 8 weeks.
“Above all, Mum is happy to be here. And we’re happy that she is happy.”
With less to worry about, owners have more time to do the things they enjoy. Like Joyce, you can enjoy the comfort, safety and security that comes with a Churchill apartment. With a range of helpful moving options available, your move will be stress-free and simple, meaning you can focus on the future in your new apartment, closer to the ones you love.
To find out more, call 0800 377 7935 or visit Churchill Retirement here.
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